On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 2000

Historical Events

Historic Event

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position

Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist
Bill Gates

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Nzo, South African General Secretary of the ANC (1969-91), dies at 75
2000 Highlights

About January 13, 2000

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn